The French media authority CSA is holding public hearings om the request to turn LCI, Paris Première and Planète+ into free-to-air channels.
The French Council of State annulled media authority CSA’s refusal to allow LCI and Paris Première to go free-to-air, on procedural grounds.
The French pay-TV channel Paris Première could become a free service from next year.
Paris Première wants to remain a paid for service but could become free if operators reduce their funding.
The French media authority CSA has rejected requests from two encrypted channels to go free-to-air on the digital terrestrial network.